Originally posted by vkturbo
I don't thin anyone has paid attention to one detail a femure bone with a ball on it the size of a bowling ball any ideas how tall a person would be to have a ball joint that large. Certain things are slowly being found hopefully soon they will be put together. I wonder if we will hear about the age of these fossil? for some reason i think not.
A labyrinth filled with stone temples and pyramids in 14 caves—some underwater—have been uncovered on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, archaeologists announced last week.
In one of the recently found caves, researchers discovered a nearly 300-foot (90-meter) concrete road that ends at a column standing in front of a body of water.
"We have this pattern now of finding temples close to the water—or under the water, in this most recent case," said Guillermo de Anda, lead investigator at the research sites. "These were probably made as part of a very elaborate ritual," de Anda said. "Everything is related to death, life, and human sacrifice."
Stretching south from southern Mexico, through Guatemala, and into northern Belize, the Maya culture had its heyday from about A.D. 250 to 900, when the civilization mysteriously collapsed.
The discovery of the temples underwater indicates the significant effort the Maya put into creating these portals. In addition to plunging deep into the forest to reach the cave openings, Maya builders would have had to hold their breath and dive underwater to build some of the shrines and pyramids.
Other Maya underworld entrances have been discovered in jungles and aboveground caves in northern Guatemala Belize. "They believed in a reality with many layers," Saturno said of the Maya. "The portal between life and where the dead go was important to them."
Originally posted by Wayne60
I wonder what gave them the idea to dive into the crater in the first place?